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New Orleans Ranked One of the Worst Places to Raise a Family


It’s no secret that New Orleans is a pretty great place to live. From joyous celebrations like Mardi Gras and Southern Decadence to the everyday presence of excellent food, music, and fun, no other city in U.S. can compete. But what’s it like for family units? A new study reveals the shortcomings in quality of life for families in New Orleans. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing 150 American cities on key criteria like health, safety, socioeconomics, education, and and family fun. 


Louisiana Named One of the Worst States for Women’s Equality


After a particularly contentious presidential election, 2017 has been largely marked by closer examinations of the female presence in politics, the workplace, and popular culture. Though progress has certainly been made in the near-century since women won the right to vote, there is still a tremendous amount of work to do. A new study further reveals the shortcomings of gender equality in the U.S., naming Louisiana as one of the top ten worst states for women’s rights. 


New Orleans Named One of the Most Stressed Cities in America


Whether due to workplace deadlines, lovers quarrels, or an uncertain political climate, stress is unavoidable. A new study reveals that life in the Big Easy isn’t all that easy, with New Orleans ranked in the top 20 most stressed cities in the country. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing 150 American cities on key criteria related to work, financial, health, safety, and family stressors. 

 


Louisiana Named One of the Least Energy Expensive States in America


We’re deep in the throes of summer in the city, and one of the best ways to keep cool is sit back and cranked up the AC and cool off with a beverage or two. It goes without saying, however, that beating the heat comes at a cost. According to a new study, Louisiana is one of the best states to live on a budget. 

 


Red, White, and Booze: NOLA Nabs 12th Spot in Ranking of Best Cities to Celebrate 4th of July


It’s no secret that we here in New Orleans enjoy any reason for a party. Ahead of Independence Day just one week away, a new study found that the Big Easy is one of the best destinations in the country to throw down in the name of being free. 


Louisiana is the Least Independent State in America, Says Report


Ahead of Independence Day in just two short weeks, a ranking of the freest 50 in the United States was released on Tuesday (6.20). WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing states on key criteria of reliance like the government, consumer finances, the job market, international trade, and personal vices. Louisiana ranked dead last in the study, indicating that the Boot is the least individualistic state in America. 

 


Louisiana Fifth Worst State in the U.S. for Working Fathers, Study Says


Ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday (6.18), a ranking of the best and worst states in America for working dads was released this week. Though Louisiana was ranked the second worst state in the U.S. for working mothers, patriarchs in the Boot don't fair much better. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing the fifty states and the District of Columbia on key criteria like childcare costs and average mens health. Louisiana ranked the fifth worst state in the study, beating out New Mexico (48), West Virginia (49), Nevada (50), and Mississippi (51) for quality of life for fathers. 


Study Says Louisiana is the Second Most Unsafe State in America


With National Safety Month underway, people across the country are taking a look at how their state protects them against assaults, violent crimes, climate disasters, and hazards at work and on the road. According to a new study, Louisiana ranked second to last in the country, beating out only Mississippi for statewide safety. 


Louisiana Has Second Worst State Economy in the U.S., Report Says


The strength of the economy is an oft-discussed topic — whether on the national stage or a citywide level, the quality of life for every resident is dependent upon the state of its economic livelihood. According to a new study, Louisiana ranked second to last in the country, beating out only West Virginia for economic strength. 


Louisiana Ranked Second Worst State in the U.S. for Jobs


With the graduation season coming to a close, there is a whole new wave of people seeking jobs across the country. For applicants looking to work in the Boot, it might not be as easy as mailing out some résumés and nailing a few interviews. A new study revealed that Louisiana is second to last in the country for jobseekers, beating out only West Virginia for quality of the job market. 


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